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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • Assault erupts after game

  • Suspect was reportedly playing dominoes shortly before the attack
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  • A Gurdon man faces felony charges after allegedly strangling a woman following a game of dominos. Eddie Campbell, of 2 Micha Lane, Gurdon, remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated assault. According to court documents,the victim reported to authorities on Dec. 16 that Campbell "pushed her into a closet" at her home "and began choking her with both hands around her neck." Campbell, 39, and the victim had been playing dominos when, at about 1 a.m., the victim told him he should leave because it was getting late and she had to work that morning. The victim said she followed Campbell to lock the door as he exited, but that he instead turned around and struck her in the face, knocking her to the ground, according to an affidavit. That's when Campbell, who had reportedly consumed a majority of the alcohol he took to the victim's house for them to share, allegedly proceeded to choke the female. The victim told authorities she feared for her life and that Campbell struck her "multiple" times in the face. The victim yelled that she was calling police, prompting Campbell to leave the residence, according to the affidavit. Gurdon marshals arrived and photographed the victim's injuries. Campbell was located later that morning and questioned at the Clark County Sheriff 's Office, where he reportedly told investigators he didn't remember what happened that night. He did, however, said "several times" that he "was sorry and he regretted everything," according to the affidavit. If convicted, Campbell faces up to six years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Campbell will be required to wear an electronic monitor if he posts bond.

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